How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Singapore

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet using USB type B cable with a Type M USB adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type G power plug and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger

Singapore power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you're in going to Singapore.This page contains step by step instructions which shows what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when staying in Singapore by using the G, C or M type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Singaporeans will typically use the Type G sockets in their plug outlets. If travelling to Singapore from a different region double check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning to visit a Singapore city such as Singapore or Sentosa please read the Visit Singapore [1] for more information prior to the location.

The following page shows you how to connect the Singapore power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page to see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This model of the Kindle is recognised by the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation user manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Singapore

Can the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation be used in Singapore?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Singapore by using the correct power adaptor.

Singapore

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Singapore?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Singapore to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of wall outlets that Singaporeans use (types G, C and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Singapore trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Singapore.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Singapore. [11]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Singapore?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Singapore power outlet. The plug supply (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 3 rectangular holes in a triangular pattern. The most common outlets found in Singapore are Type G power outlets.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the bottom of the tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the battery life should last approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet

A page on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Singapore power outlet with type B USB connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Singapore power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral. Type C electrical outlets in Singapore aren't as commonplace.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the bottom of the tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD7 Third Generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the Fire battery life should last approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet using USB type B cable with a Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Singapore power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug the Type M USB power adapter in the Singapore power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 3 large round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins. These outlets aren't as commonplace in Singapore.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the foot of the Kindle tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately around 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the 7" Kindle battery life is around 9 to 11 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet

See also

  1. Visitsingapore - Visit Singapore
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  6. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).